1-Night Temporary Partial Closure of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) Emergency Department

Posted on Thursday September 01, 2022

Alexandria, ON – On Friday July 15th, 2022, HGMH began a temporary partial closure of the Emergency Department from 6:00pm to 8:00am daily. The HGMH team worked hard to develop a plan to re-open and implemented a gradual resumption to 24-hour Emergency Service Operations as of August 3rd and fully reopened as of August 22nd. Although we were able to safely resume 24-hour 7 days per week emergency services, our staffing remains delicate, and we cannot guarantee that ad hoc closures may not be required from time to time.

In order to ensure HGMH has the staff to care for our patients, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily partially close the Emergency Department on September 3rd, 2022, at 6:00pm. This means the hours of operation for our Emergency Department are as follows:

Saturday, September 3rd - 8:00am to 6:00pm OPEN

Saturday, September 3rd - 6:00pm to 8:00am CLOSED

We will resume regular operations on Sunday, September 4th, 2022, as of 8:00am.

Our regional partners, partner hospitals and public health have been informed. Anyone requiring immediate medical help should call 911 or Health Connect Ontario (811) should medical advice be needed. Ambulances will be redirected to the Cornwall Community Hospital or the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital.  

We are actively working to recruit staff to reduce any temporary closures going forward. HGMH remains committed to providing safe and quality care to our patients.

This decision was not taken lightly, and we understand the challenges this may cause.

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is a patient-centred primary care hospital that has been established in Alexandria, Ontario for over 50 years. HGMH provides acute care, complex continuing care, 24-hour emergency services, and rehabilitation to over 23,000 residents every year. Our team includes over 150 staff members, 50 Medical Staff members and 100 volunteers who all take pride in bringing quality health care to our local Eastern Ontario community.

For more information and media interviews:

Contact person: Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO
613.525.2222 x4104

© 2018 Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital, 20260 County Road 43 Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0

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